Fox News has just made an announcement about the future of left-wing pundit Juan Williams, whose threatrics on “The Five” has drawn the rancor of many of the network’s conservative watchers.
“As Juan Williams announced on air today, he will be leaving The Five to live in Washington, D.C. full time,” said Megan Albano, VP for The Five and weekend programming, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We are incredibly grateful for his commitment to the show and its success over the last several years,” the statement continued. “As we started planning The Five’s return to its New York City studio at our headquarters a few months ago, Juan decided to stay in Washington, DC permanently.”
We accommodated his request, understanding and appreciating his desire to remain closer to his family and recognizing that a remote co-hosting role on a roundtable in-studio program was not a long-term option,” the statement added. “While we will miss his insightful contributions each night and look forward to welcoming him on set whenever he’s in New York, we are pleased to have him continue his longtime role as a senior political analyst with Fox News Media.”
This was Juan Williams breaking the news to the audience.
Juan Williams announces that today is his last day hosting The Five. He will stay in DC as the show moves to NYC and continue his work as a Fox News analyst. pic.twitter.com/vRlJR4ZNEp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 26, 2021
Here is the reaction on Twitter:
Bye Juan. Nobody will miss you. They will probably replace him with Donna Brazile
— American Greatness (@JMatt37905494) May 26, 2021
Remember when I told Juan Williams that his sorry self should leave The Five just last week?
Well, homeboy just packed his bags and is out!
Maybe I should try my luck on telling Biden to get out of the White House!
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) May 26, 2021
Juan Williams is leaving “The Five” so there is a God! I’ve been praying for this for years
— Bobby D. (@RealSaltySlim) May 26, 2021
Juan Williams is done at The Five. Finally.
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) May 26, 2021
— Kim Ashley (@texaskat2003) May 26, 2021
Conservative Fox News watchers who like “The Five” are breathing a sign of relief, given Williams’ notoriety for making statements often considered to be outrageous. But it is currently unknown who will replace him.